Lost In Translation/Mercs

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Mercs marquee.
No screen shot.
Mercs control panel.
Manufacturer Capcom
Released 1990
8-way Joystick
2 Button(s)
Main CPU 68000 (@ 10.000 MHz)
Z80 (@ 3.580 MHz)
Sound CPU Mono
YM2151 (@ 3.580 MHz)
OKI6295 (@ 1.000 MHz)
Raster (Vertical)
384 x 224 pixels
60.00 Hz
4,096 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 20 ROMs
4,521,984 bytes (4.31 MiB)
MAME ID mercs · mercsj · mercsu · mercsua

About The Game

Mercs is an arcade video game.

The US faces a grave crisis! The former president has been kidnapped by a group of revolutionaries while on a trip on Central Africa meant to promote world peace. Take control of three highly skilled anti-terrorist soldiers and venture through enemy lines to save the former president & annihilate the rebel army in the process. Features solid graphics & sound, plenty of weapons & vehicles to use and hulking bosses to defeat.


Released in March 1990.

This game is known in Japan as "Senjou no Ookami II" (translates as 'Wolf of the Battlefield II').

Pony Canyon / Scitron released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Final Fight : G.S.M. Capcom 3 - PCCB-00030) on 21/05/1990.


US versions are slightly different, they have the "Winners Don't Use Drugs" screen.


  • Build date : 90 03 02


  • Build date : 90 06 08

Tips and tricks

At the end of stage 1, a large plane rises in front of the player. If you stand .25 to .5 inches up from the bottom of the cliff, and line up so your bullets will hit just to the right of the plane's center, it cannot hit you with its cannon. This takes practice.


  1. Commando (1985)
  2. Mercs (1990)
  3. Commando 3 (2007, XBOX 360 - "XBLA", Playstation 3 - "PSN")


Chief Designer
S. Okano
Tokuro Fujiwara (A. Kume)
Character Designers
Hitoshi Nishio
T. Hayashi
M. Gotoh
Sound Programmer
Y. Katayama
M. Akahori
T. Ohta
Y. Matsui

Cabinet and Artwork


Box art for the U.S. Gold port of Mercs.
Sega Master System (1991)
Sega Mega Drive (1991)
Sony PlayStation (1998, "Capcom Generation 4")
Sony PlayStation (1998, "Capcom Generations - Blazing Guns")
Sega Saturn (1998, "Capcom Generation 4")
Sony PlayStation 2 (2005, "Capcom Classics Collection")
Microsoft XBOX (2005, "Capcom Classics Collection")
Sony PSP (2006, "Capcom Classics Collection Reloaded")
Sinclair ZX Spectrum (1991)
Commodore C64 (1991)
Amstrad CPC (1991)
Commodore Amiga ("Mercs", 1991, U.S. Gold)
Atari ST (1991)

Soundtrack Releases

Album Name Catalogue No. Released Publisher Comments
Final Fight -G.S.M. CAPCOM 3- PCCB-00030[1] 1990-05-21 Pony Canyon Inc. 2 CD version.
Final Fight -G.S.M. CAPCOM 3- PCTB-00008[2] 1990-05-20 Pony Canyon, Scitron Label Double cassette version.

External Links


The contents of this page are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
The sources used include MAME (version 0.113u2) and history.dat (revision 1.28 - 2008-10-18).
Please see http://www.arcade-history.com for credits.